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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 04:43:13 AM »
There's this too:

https://paraschos.com/products/curved-clarinet-barrel

They also do saxophone and bassoon crooks which are even more remarkable as a fabrication challenge.

I got a resin 3d printer recently and just last weekend I made myself a curved clarinet barrel.  It has a 20 degree arc the centre of which is the same length as the original barrel and tapers the same as the original.  According to Nederveen that isn't quite the right way to calculate it but his maths is beyond me and that's how instrument makers have doing it for centuries.

Tuning wise it seems to play identically to the original throughout the range within my ability to hit a note the same twice.  These LCD resin printers are way better than the FDM (melty plastic) machines.  There is a slight roughness to the bore but it doesn't seem to hurt anything.  The resolution is 0.05mm (0.002") in x and y and 0.025mm (0.001") in z.  Roughly equivalent to sanding to about 400 grit I guess.  Wood grain is probably just as bad unless it is highly polished and that doesn't last long inside the bore.
   
I made the outside octagonal in the middle, gradually morphing to circular at the ends.  I'm not sure I like the appearance.  I just did it because I'm new to CAD and I have try everything.

A curved bell is next on the agenda.  It will probably have to be 2 pieces glued together because the build area is quite small on these machines.

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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 04:53:04 AM »
I've just realised that the seller is the same guy that's fixing up the Boehm G clarinet in Windy's thread.

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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 03:36:52 PM »
...and he created a wooden basset horn neck for me that brought a Selmer Paris Basset horn back into tune.  Jared is amazing!  Highly recommend!

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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 08:25:01 AM »
Links to eBay listings no longer work after they are taken down. I suggest instead to save the web page image in your own files, then post in your reply. They make useful records our "archives". Thanks! BTW, you can follow Jared DeLeon's extraordinary work on Youtube and Instagram.
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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 10:25:35 AM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words!

In case anyone was wondering, here are some of the curved wooden necks I've made:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7hNkKtAG8C/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/p/Byx6Ux1g3_k/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgmmXQ7AWQu/?hl=en

I also plan on releasing a more affordable composite wood version for Basset horns and possibly alto clarinets in the near future!

-Jared

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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 07:53:09 PM »
If I may use jazz terminology, Jared is a "monster" technician. And shares a great deal in Youtube as well. Thanks for your efforts, JD!
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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 11:53:53 AM »
Hello,

Sorry to bother you, but can you tell how I can start a new post of my own.

Steve

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Re: Wood Basset Horn Barrel/Neck
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 12:02:14 PM »
Hello,

Sorry to bother you, but can you tell how I can start a new post of my own.

Steve
Go to Clarinetpages.info
Click on the category you want to post in
Click on the button "New Topic" near the upper right of the page.

pls let me know if you have any issues
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